Woroch - Witek Duet
Duet of Bartosz Woroch and Przemysław Witek has been working since 2009. Artists play regularly in Poland and Switzerland. In their repertoire you can find pieces of Bach. Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Elgar, Szymanowski and Schoenberg. Their closest engagements include concerts in Wieniawski's homecity - Lublin and Theater of Szczawno Zdrój.
Born in 1984 in Poznan, Poland, Bartosz Woroch studied with Marcin Baranowski at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan and in 2008 was awarded a Swiss Government Scholarship to study in the class of Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste Berne. In 2009 he entered the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he held a Fellowship and studied in the class of cellist Louise Hopkins. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011.
As a concerto soloist Bartosz has appeared with the Czestochowa Philharmonic, Poznan Philharmonic, Silesian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonic, the Bern Symphony and Polish Radio Orchestras. He has recorded for BBC Radio 3, Radio France and for Polish Radio where he recently gave the broadcast debut of Chausson's Concerto for violin, piano and strings with pianist Alasdair Beatson. His collaborations include working with Pekka Kuusisto, Nicholas Daniel, the Canadian ARC Ensemble, Louise Hopkins and Caroline Palmer and performing Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale at the Barbican conducted by Martyn Brabbins. In 2011 he undertook a residency in Banff, working with Henk Guittart.
Engagements during the 2011/12 season include recitals at Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, King's Place, Kettles Yard Cambridge and the Barbican on 10 January (Walton Piano Quartet) and 3 June (Mozart Sonatas). In 2012 Bartosz performs the Elgar Concerto and Berg Chamber Concerto.
At the age of 22 Bartosz was appointed Concertmaster to the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. He left this position in 2008 to pursue his interest in solo and chamber music. As a chamber musician and member of the award winning Cappa Ensemble, he has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Radio France Festival (Montpellier), the Edinburgh Fringe, Verbier and West Cork Chamber Music Festivals. Further afield he has toured New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. In 2009 he was a recipient of the Irish Music Network Scheme Award.
Bartosz is a laureate of the 2005 Michael Hill (New Zealand), 2003 Pablo Sarasate (Spain) and 2001 Takasaki (Japan) International Competitions. He worked with Ruggiero Ricci, Benjamin Schmid, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Viktoria Mullova and Alfred Brendel. In 2009 he became assistant to Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berne.
Bartosz Woroch is currently a violin professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.